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5 Students Changing the Future of Food and the World

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Earlier this year, we kicked off the inaugural General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, an initiative aimed at solving the food accessibility problems of today and tomorrow with help and ideas from amazing young people.

After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from across North America, we selected five finalists who are doing big things in their communities with work that tackles hunger relief and sustainable agriculture.

Three Ways We’re Making Our Food Matter

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Three focus areas are amplifying the legacies given to us by the founders of several of our brands.

Enlightened Farm Policies, Practices and Sustainable Agriculture Standards Bear Fruit for Pollinators

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Many of our most beloved fresh food crops – almonds, apples, avocados, mangoes, blueberries, and pumpkins, to name a few –depend on pollinators to bear fruit. In addition, pollinators contribute to crops used for livestock forage, biofuels, and fibers. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are essential to our natural ecosystems, responsible for the reproduction of over 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants.

Sustainably Grown® Certification Earns More High Marks

Green America Ranks SCS’ Sustainable Ag Ecolabel; Consumer Research Confirms Label's Appeal
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In its “ABC’s of Food Labels,” U.S. non-profit Green America has awarded SCS Global Services’ Sustainably Grown® certification program four and a half stars, among the highest rankings earned by any of the popular global sustainable agriculture ecolabels.

SCS' Sustainably Grown® Program Achieves Silver Level Equivalence with SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment Tool

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EMERYVILLE, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 19, 2018 – The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) and SCS Global Services (SCS) are pleased to announce the outcome of a benchmarking effort between SCS’ Sustainably Grown® Certification Program and SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool. Sustainably Grown has earned Silver level equivalence to the FSA Version 2.0.

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments and Investments

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General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.  

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility

Advancing soil health and pollinator habitat restoration
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.  

Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

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This post is from Gary Zimmer, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the “father” of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of three books, The Biological Farmer (Second Edition), The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, as well as numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition.

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This post is from Gary Zimmer, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the “father” of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of three books, The Biological Farmer (Second Edition), The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, as well as numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition.

Kernels of Transparency: Sustainably Sourcing Corn

By John Wiebold
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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products by 2020. Read the first two pieces, which highlight our progress with oats and wheat

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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products by 2020. Read the first two pieces, which highlight our progress with oats and wheat

Pentair Commemorates World Water Day Through Ongoing Commitment to Sustainable Agricultural Initiatives

United Nations World Water Day Focuses on Nature-Based Solutions to Solve Water Challenges
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LONDON, March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ Pentair, a leading global water treatment company focused on smart, sustainable water solutions, today commemorated World Water Day 2018 through its philanthropic work in Kenya with The Nature Conservancy’s Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund.

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